elements

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 03 July, 2005, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 03 July, 2005, 12:00am

1 Which American state has an element named after it?


2 Fe is the atomic symbol for which metallic element?


3 Which are the only two elements that are liquids at room temperature?


4 Which element's name means 'acid generator' in ancient Greek?


5 Which of the following does not have an element named after him:


a) Alfred Einstein b) Thomas Edison c) Alfred Nobel?


6 Who played the title role in Luc Besson's 1997 sci-fi film, The Fifth Element?


7 By what classification are Helium, Neon, Argon, Krypton, Xenon and Radon collectively known?


8 Which element's name is derived from the German word for goblin?


9 In fung shui, what are the names of the five elements?


10 Which element is named after another title for the morning star (Venus)?


Solution: 1 California (Californium) 2 Iron 3 Mercury and Bromine 4 Oxygen 5 b) Thomas Edison 6 Milla Jovovic 7 Noble gases 8 Cobalt 9 Water, earth, fire, wood and metal 10 Phosphorus.


 

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